Nat and Alex Wolff are a pop-rock duo that rose to national prominence while appearing on their own Nickelodeon show, The Naked Brothers Band. After the show went off the air in 2009, the brothers had to choose another name since "The Naked Brothers Band" moniker was owned by the same company that owned the television series.
Now performing as Nat & Alex Wolff, the brothers are backed by Jake Hertzog, Boris Pelekh, Chris Muir, and Misty Boyce. The band launched a Nat and Alex Wolff tour in the summer of 2009. In 2010, they played at Pop-Con with Justin Bieber and at an Earth Day concert in New York City.
Nat was born on Dec. 17, 1994 and Alex was born on Nov. 1, 1997. Nat plays the guitar and keyboards while Alex plays the drums. Both brothers are songwriters and singers. Nat was inspired to play and write music after his father introduced him to The Beatles. He wrote his first song at the age of five. Alex chose to play the drums in honor of Ringo Starr. Their mother is actress Polly Draper. She starred on the ABC drama Thirtysomething and created The Naked Brothers Band TV show. The boys' dad, Michael Wolff, played their father on the show and was also the band leader for The Arsenio Hall Show.
Nat & Alex Wolf released their debut studio album, Black Sheep, in October of 2011. The 11-track opus was produced by their father, Matt Wallace, and Daniel Wise. Nat and Alex performed all the music on the album. Black Sheep's first single was "Maybe." That was followed by an Alex composition called "Thump Thump Thump."
To promote their debut, the brothers leaked several covers and demos on the internet. Two of those releases were covers of The Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night" and Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark." Nat and Alex's work as The Naked Brothers Band was strictly pop and tween-palatable rock, but for Black Sheep they were definitely inspired by more mature alternative music.